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  • Making the Cutby Anthony Elliott

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 19.95

    Making the Cut paints a disturbing social portrait of a global culture held in thrall to immediacy, where cosmetic surgical enhancements of the body are fundamental to new forms of self-design and self-improvement. more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Social Theoryby Anthony Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 38.95

    A collection of introductory essays by an international range of expert contributors giving an insightful and accessible overview of classical and contemporary social theory. more...

  • Concepts of the Selfby Anthony Elliott

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    More than ten years on from its original publication, Concepts of the Self still mesmerizes with its insight, comprehensiveness and critique of debates over the self in the social sciences and humanities. Anthony Elliott has written a new preface to this third edition to address some of the most recent developments in the field, and offers a powerful... more...

  • Routledge Handbook of Social and Cultural Theoryby Anthony Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 225.00

    If today students of social theory read Jurgen Habermas, Michel Foucault and Anthony Giddens, then proper regard to the question of culture means that they should also read Raymond Williams, Stuart Hall and Slavoj Zizek. The Routledge Handbook of Social and Cultural Theory offers a concise, comprehensive overview of the convergences and divergences... more...

  • Social Theory Since Freudby Anthony Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 61.95

    In this compelling book, Anthony Elliott traces the rise of psychoanalysis from the Frankfurt School to postmodernism. Examining how pathbreaking theorists such as Adorno, Marcuse, Lacan and Lyotard have deployed psychoanalysis to politicise issues such as desire, sexuality, repression and identity, Elliott assesses the gains and losses arising from... more...

  • Contemporary Social Theory - Second editionby Anthony Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    In this comprehensive, stylish and accessible introduction to contemporary social theory, Anthony Elliott examines the major social theoretical traditions. The first edition set new standards for introductory textbooks, such was the far-reaching sweep of social theorists discussed ? including Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Michel Foucault, Jacques... more...

  • Contemporary Social Theoryby Anthony Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 67.95

    This book is arguably the definitive undergraduate textbook on contemporary social theory. Written by one of the world?s most acclaimed social theorists, Anthony Elliott provides a dazzlingly accessible and comprehensive introduction to modern social theory from the Frankfurt School to globalization theories and beyond. In distilling the essentials... more...

  • Handbook of Identity Studiesby Anthony Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95

    The Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies offers an exceptionally clear overview of the analysis of identity in the social sciences, and in so doing seeks to develop a new agenda for identity-studies in the twenty-first century. The key theories of identity, ranging from classical accounts to postmodern, psychoanalytic and feminist approaches,... more...

  • The Contemporary Baumanby Anthony Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95

    This text covers Bauman?s contribution to sociology and social theory. This ideal teaching text analyzes Bauman's shift from a sociology of postmodernity to liquid modernity, and provides a critical assessment of the contemporary Bauman, appraising his novel theory of liquid modernity in terms of its implications for self-identity, interpersonal relationships,... more...

  • Reinventionby Anthony Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 23.95

    Ours is the era of ?reinvention?. From psychotherapy to life coaching, from self-help manuals to cosmetic surgery, and from corporate rebranding to urban redesign: the art of reinvention is inextricably interwoven with the lure of the next frontier, the breakthrough to the next boundary ? especially boundaries of the self. In this insightful and... more...